I'm Markisha Velazquez. I'm the founder of Junior Baby Hatter and I'm also the designer and the maker of the flat caps. JBH is a baby accessory brand that makes cut and sewn woven flat caps for baby boys and toddlers. We also make flat caps for adults!
When my own son was born, I tried to find different accessories to dress him up with. I found a lot of options for girls, but I couldn't find a lot of fun or nicely made things for boys. Idecided just to make something of my own with the flat caps! What makes JBH different is that our hats are made from really nice quality fabrics, and they're all handmade. Every cap also has the option to be personalized with a monogram leather tag making trully unique. Another thing that makes JBH different is that we offer a range of sizes starting from newborn all the way up to adult sizes in extra large so fathers and sons can wear matching hats for special occasions. They make a really great gift for Fathers day or the Holidays.
At JBH we're also really passionate about family values, and one of the values we want to pass on to our own son is the idea of giving back. So we donate a portion of every sale to the Covenant House Mother and Child Center, Which supports homeless mothers and their young children.
Growing up in a colorful Caribbean family as a first-generation American gave me an appreciation for different cultures. I gravitate towards things that are eclectic, ethnic, vintage, colorful, and have multiple influences. My training in theatrical costume design satiated my obsession of different time periods and places and gave me a creative outlet through millinery and costume construction. I love hat making because hats are nostalgic yet timeless.